Global Calls for Abstracts/Papers – Online, Canadian, South African, Serbian and Australian events

Online/Canada – CMP 2023

The 55th Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) Operators Conference will take place on 17th-19th January 2023 in Ottawa, Canada.

The call for abstracts is now closed. However, the organizing committee also invites proposals for short courses to be presented at the conference, which can be in French or English. The example topics that would be of interest to conference participants include:

  • Process design and operation, including comminution, flotation, gravity separation, gold ore processing, hydrometallurgy and tailings preparation;
  • Process equipment selection and operation, including slurry pumps, pipelines, belt conveyors and solid/liquid separation;
  • Ore characterization, including mineralogy and testing and piloting; and
  • Plant performance monitoring and optimization techniques, including sampling, geometallurgy, instrumentation, process control & measurement, simulation, tailings management and water treatment, metallurgical accounting, and mineral economics, deposit economic evaluations, cost estimation, NI43-101.

Short course proposals should be submitted to Berge Simonian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30th September 2022.


South Africa – Comminution ’23

MEI’s 13th International Comminution Symposium (Comminution ’23) conference will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 17th-20th April 2023. CEEC is a proud Industry Advocate of this event.

The event, which will be the 13th in the series, will profile cutting-edge research and innovation in all aspects of crushing, grinding and ultrafine grinding in the minerals industry. The conference organizers are expecting a large turnout of delegates who are keen to get back to doing business and socialising face-to-face – in fact, the exhibition is already sold out.

They strongly encourage industrially based research papers showing the benefits of basing practical application on scientific rigour, such as the industrial validation of models and control techniques. Short abstracts, of no more than 150 words, should be submitted through the online portal by October 31st, 2022. Abstracts should be in English, the official language of the conference.

Delegates can register for the event here. The technical program will be available on the conference website in early 2023.


Serbia - IMPRC 2023

The XV International Mineral Processing and Recycling Conference (IMPRC 2023) will take place in Belgrade, Serbia on 17th-19th May 2023.

The conference organizers aim to create an international forum for academics, researchers, and scientists from around the world to present their latest research results, ideas, and developments regarding the issues related to mineral processing and recycling technologies and related areas.

Conference topics include:

  • Comminution and Classification;
  • Material Analysis and Mineral Characterization;
  • Physical enrichment – gravity, magnetic and electrostatic separation;
  • Flotation and Surface Chemistry Processes, Flotation reagents, Flotation technology;
  • Mineral Processing Management of Complex Ores;
  • Leaching and Solutions Processing;
  • Coal Processing;
  • Dewatering and Agglomeration;
  • Sustainability in Mineral Processing;
  • Education and Other Subjects Related to Mineral Processing;
  • Waste Generation and Analysis;
  • Recycling and Utilization of Industrial Waste;
  • Recycling of Bio-waste;
  • Treatment of Waste (mechanical, biological, chemical, thermal, other);
  • Environmental Engineering;
  • Waste and Resource Management;
  • Renewable Energies;
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development;
  • Plant and Process Design;
  • Simulation, Modeling and Process Control;
  • Legislation Aspects on Environmental Protection and Waste Management; and
  • Education in the Recycling and Sustainable Development Area.

The call for abstracts is open until 31st October 2022, and they should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration for the event is open here.


Online/Canada – SAG 2023

SAG 2023 (R)Evolution will take place in Vancouver, Canada on 24th-28th September 2023.

The conference will bring together mineral processing professionals with a focus on evolving comminution towards a sustainable future. The organizers said that attendees will be able to expand their knowledge base and learn about advances in innovation, the key changes happening in crushing and grinding that will help shape mining for the next decade. It will also focus on specific environmental initiatives, and improving the economic and social wellbeing of the communities where mining takes place.

While SAG 2023 will be an in-person conference, there will also be an opportunity to attend virtually to view and listen to the technical presentations.

The technical session topics include:

  • Comminution Circuit Design;
  • Modelling & Simulation;
  • Test Work & Characterization;
  • Geometallurgy & Mine to Mill;
  • Advances in Mills & Liner Design;
  • Construction and Project Delivery of SAG and HPGR Circuits;
  • Plant Commissioning and Ramp-up;
  • Process Control and Digital Automation;
  • Circuit Optimization;
  • Safer Operation & Maintenance Practice; and
  • Energy Efficient and More Sustainable Comminution.

Abstracts can be submitted here until 31st October 2022. More information is available on the conference website here.


Australia – MetPlant 2023

The MetPlant 2023 conference will be held online and in Adelaide, Australia from 29th October – 1st November 2023. CEEC is a proud supporter of this event.

The conference theme is ‘World’s Best Practice in Metallurgical Plant Design and Operating Strategies’, while major underpinning themes are energy/carbon footprint reduction, process safety and ESG in autonomous operations, modularisation of plants, social performance and designing for renewable energy. CEEC Director and past Chair Joe Pease is one of the Keynote speakers at the event.

The event will be hosted face to face and online through a virtual platform - TBC. Delegates will access outstanding keynote and technical presentations, interactive panel sessions, a full live trade exhibition, virtual booths, interactive discussion groups and networking functions, from anywhere in the world.

The organising committee are very excited to be holding this premier event in South Australia for the first time in its long history, on the doorstep of some of the most complex and exciting metallurgical plants and operations.

The conference will be the event you know and love, the Organising Committee remains the same and it will be delivered using an alternative Professional Conference Organiser (PCO).

All previously announced Keynote speakers remain committed, along with the sponsors, exhibitors, and partners.

MetPlant 2023 has strong support from the South Australian Government, the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB) and local South Australian businesses which will provide an enhanced delegate and accompanying partner experience including additional opportunities for customisation of sponsor and exhibition facilities.

The call for abstracts is open; there is no need for authors to resubmit their abstracts (if previously submitted via AusIMM’s website) at this time.

Registrations are not yet open for the event, but if you are interested in attending you can contact the MetPlant Conference Convenor Janine Herzig at any time on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and +61 410 220 355. In addition, you can sign up to the mailing list here for conference updates.